Space Mission Design

Focus is on the development of human spacecraft from Vostok to the International Space Station. Spacecraft design requirements based on the space environment and human physiology will be discussed and a design process will be with taught using systems providing life support. Students will study the designs of a spacecraft for a human interplanetary exploratory mission and will include technical design and program management. Course includes a student spacecraft system design project with presentation of proposals, design reviews and completed design projects. Prerequisite: AE-711 (3)

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